Pixar’s Inside Out (2015)

Pixar Inside Out

I have just finished watching Inside Out with my wife and daughter over the weekend. I must say I have not enjoyed watching an animated movie for a long time.

Inside Out is about how the emotions (Joy, Anger, Sadness, Fear and Disgust) of a young girl named Riley guide her growth as she is moved from one state to another.

While there are already many praises of how the director and writer cleverly portrays human emotions through the movie, I have found the movie to be highly entertaining, with an extra message to me.

At the movies - Inside Out

The story starts from Riley, a happy and positive young girl, relocating to San Francisco after her dad gets a new job. While Joy is overly concerned and focused on making sure Riley’s life journey is a happy one, she somehow “assumed” that that is what Riley wants. And in order to do that, she has to make sure that Riley’s core memories are only happy memories and cannot be affected by other memories, especially Sadness. Joy isolated Sadness and made sure that she stays out of the way in affecting Riley’s moods. Sadness, on the other hand, was compelled to do otherwise, although it was not clear to her why.

The story continues to unfold and through a series of events, both Joy and Sadness were ‘sent out’ of Headquarters. Always the positive one and very sure she is right in helping Riley make the best choices, Joy knew she had to find their way back to the headquarters soon, before Riley’s Islands of Personality are ripped apart one by one. I will not get into the details of the movie. You have to watch it to experience the emotions yourself.

I just want to share the idea of making Sadness slowly stand out in the process of Joy’s discovery and acceptance of her that ‘saves’ Riley tells me that while being positive is a trait there we all should have in our lives, sometimes we do have to give credit to the less positive circumstances out there as they are there for a reason. Perhaps you may be having a bad day, or trying to get out of a negative situation. Through this movie, I realised that avoiding the problem may not be the only way to get out of it. Rather, by acknowledging the value of the problem, and accepting it, it could give energy to a new idea or way of solving it.

Like the movie, the acceptance of Sadness in the end, instead of outcasting her, gives Joy the opportunity to help Riley grow into a bigger person, and with a bigger console of course, that she was meant to be.

If you have not watched Inside Out, here’s the preview.

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